Lessons 1-10

Mandarin Lesson 24 我昨天看电影了。I saw a movie yesterday.

杨 先生 昨天 去 青岛 了。 Mr. Yang went to Qingdao yesterday.
Yang xiānsheng zutiān q Qīngdǎo le.
Yang first-born yesterday-sky go Blue green Island finished.

她 昨天 跟 男朋友 在一 起 。She was with her boyfriend yesterday.
Tā zutiān gēn nnpngyo zi yī qǐ.
She yesterday-sky with male friend is one together

我 昨天 看 电影 了。I saw a movie yesterday.
Wǒ zutiān kn dinyǐng le.
I yesterday-sky see electric-picture finished.

他 昨天 看 电影 了。He saw a movie yesterday.
Tā zutiān kn dinyǐng le.
He yesterday-sky see electric-picture finished.

我的 妹妹 昨天 有 一个 测试 。My little sister had a test yesterday.
Wǒde mimei zutiān yǒu yī g csh.
I-of little sister yesterday-sky have one test.

他 昨天 看 天坛 了。He saw the Temple of Heaven yesterday.
Tā zutiān kn tiāntn le.
He yesterday-sky saw sky-altar finished.

我 昨天 学习 汉语 了。I studied Mandarin yesterday.
Wǒ zutiān xux Hnyǔ le.
I yesterday-sky studied Han-language finished.

Lessons 11-20
Lessons 21-30
Lessons 31-40
Lessons 41-50
Lessons 51-60
Lessons 61-70
Lessons 71-80
Lessons 81-90
Lessons 91-100
Lessons 101-110
Lessons 111-120
Mandarin is a tone language--that is, different pitch patterns actually distinguish one word from another. Mandarin has no irregular verbs or noun plurals to learn, because words have only a single form. Because Mandarin is completely unrelated to any European language, you may think it might be difficult to develop your vocabulary. However, it really is not that difficult. Why? The reason is that the meanings of many words consisting of two or more characters can be inferred from the meanings of the characters or even the roots of individual characters. So, your vocabulary can rapidly expand when you have grasped the basic characters and character roots.